Eastwood Farm and Winery to host 5k for ALS Association
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A local winery is raising money for the ALS Association, a nonprofit that works to make ALS a “livable disease” by offering free services to patients and their families, and there's still time to contribute.
Eastwood Farm and Winery selects a Community Partnership for each quarter of the year. This quarter, it picked the ALS Association.
ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which is commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, takes away a person's ability to speak, eat, move, and eventually breathe.
Eastwood is hosting a mountain 5k to raise money for the association this Sunday.
Maggie Chao, the director of Community Engagement at Eastwood, said the cause hits close to home for the Eastwood work family.
"They do such great work for the whole community and we want to support our neighbors the best we can. And, then, personally, just one very close member of our Eastwood community was diagnosed with ALS, and just want to make sure that we support them and stand in solidarity with them," Chao said.
The event starts at 10 a.m. and is family-friendly. The registration fee is $45, part of which goes to the ALS Association, and the rest covers the race, a shirt, and food and drink.
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, which has been in town all week, will also be there.
For more information about the race, click here.